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Camanche Lookout Park
Type: Active, Architecture, Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Parks
Comanche Lookout Park is a 96-acre public park with an almost five-mile nature hiking trail. The park includes the fourth highest point in Bexar County with an elevation of 1,340 feet. Vegetation... Read More
Comanche Lookout Park is a 96-acre public park with an almost five-mile nature hiking trail. The park includes the fourth highest point in Bexar County with an elevation of 1,340 feet. Vegetation includes native ash juniper, Texas and Mexican buckeye, chinaberry, graneno, Lindheimer hackberry and honey mesquite, to name a few. Comanche Lookout is a historic park that was so named because Native Americans used the hill as a vantage point during war or for hunting. The Apache were the first to control the area, followed by the Comanche Indians, who hunted along waterways, including nearby Cibolo Creek. Ruins of a medieval-style stone tower, built by a retired Army Colonel in the 1920's, can still be seen. The park also sports a few picnic tables, but the highlight is the great hill and history of this landmark.
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: December is the best time of year to get outdoors and enjoy the gorgeous sunshine.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Camanche Park is a wonderful chance to get from downtown and explore the history and beauty of San Antonio.
- Best for Parks Because: Those looking for a good uphill hike, will love Camanche Lookout Park!